Russian Visa

Who Doesn’t Need a Visa to Visit Russia?

Here’s a list of countries whose citizens can take advantage of a visa-free trip to Russia (in alphabetical order): Abkhazia. Visa not required for period of stay up to 90 days. Albania (up to 90 days) – Diplomatic and Service passports holders only. Angola (up to 90 days) – Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.

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Russian Visa

Dodging Unnecessary Costs of a Russian Visa

A visa to Russia is not like a product on a shelf at a supermarket. You cannot just walk in the store, grab it and expect to pay the price on the tag. Even if you could grab it off the shelf, the final price would vary based on numerous factors once you get to

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Blending In in Russia

Blending In in Russia

While it’s almost impossible to completely blend in when visiting Russia, there are some ways you can make yourself less obvious as a tourist.   Purse vs. Backpack   If you’re carrying a large backpack, you’re going to stand out like a sore thumb. Most Russians carry a purse, shoulder bag, or small backpack, and

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What If I Don’t Speak Russian?

What If I Don’t Speak Russian?

 Getting Around Russia When You Don’t Speak Russian: Mobile Resources Visiting a foreign country with little or no knowledge of the language can be daunting, but if you’re willing to make some mistakes and try something new, it can be a rewarding experience. As someone currently living in Russia, I’ve had several encounters already, both

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Souvenirs from Russia

Souvenirs from Russia

Visiting Russia is worth the memories, so check out these ideas to hold on to those memories without breaking the bank. Do Your Research Knowing what you want as a souvenir before you get to Russia will help you find the best quality and price. Russia is known for its nesting dolls, fur hats, and

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